In my humble opinion, the Stroller Brigade was a complete success.

I couldn’t be more proud of the incredible, dynamic and powerful parent advocates that came to Washington to meet with their Senators and Congresspeople. I couldn’t be more grateful for our coalition partners and Safer Chemicals staff for pulling together a great group and numerous logistics. I am deeply honored that Jennifer Beals spend so much of her busy time with our group, helping share our cause with the masses.

Thank you.

In the coming weeks we’ll share some of the stories of the 200 Stroller Brigade participants. In the meantime, I wanted to share some of the highlights from the day.

You can view and share some photos from the event here.

What happened at the Stroller Brigade:

Little lady pushing a strollerOver 200 parents, cancer survivors, nurses, and advocates gathered at the U.S. Capitol to ask Congress for real reform of our toxic chemical laws.

Little lady pushing a strollerWe had three powerful speakers at our press conference – which you can watch here.

Little lady pushing a strollerThe group then marched the Stroller Brigade to the U.S. Senate where we hit the hill for safer chemicals.

Little lady pushing a strollerWe met with nearly 80 Congressional offices, having meetings with nearly 30 Members of Congress themselves.

Little lady pushing a strollerBabies… lots and lots of cute babies.

Little lady pushing a strollerSupport from thousands who took action online.

Little lady pushing a strollerAnd hundreds of phone calls to Congress asking for real reform–there’s still time to call if you haven’t already!

Videos:

Little lady pushing a strollerJennifer Beals’ speech:

Little lady pushing a strollerThe Big Picture interview with Jennifer Beals and Andy Igrejas:

Product testing:

Our partners at Healthy Stuff and Center for Health, Environment & Justice released new product testing that found high levels of phthalates, a hormone-disrupting chemical.

Press highlights: